Mothers’ and monkeys’ prerogatives and crystal balling, this Throwback Thursday

> You started all this, Susan Sarandon (who guest stars as herself)!
So, The Simpsons lose at a toy duck race and Ned Flanders gives them the prize of the FeMac, the female-orientated computer, in turn for Marge babysitting Rod and Todd, where it begins. We find Ned having the realization he smothers his kids, and that Marge is too busy caring for someone else’s she doesn’t realize that Bart has started to live at the zoo after Mr. Teeny’s imprisoned mother kidnaps Bart (with no ransom – if there was one, it’ll have been a banana). That was 2006’s “Bart Has Two Mommies”, which also saw a brief cameo from the late Maude Flanders.

Oh, welcome to Throwback Thursday!

Breaking news…the new President of the USA has yet to pay for the destruction of her brother’s frisbee. Oh, and the country’s debts.
Prior to that though, 6 years, in fact, another Bart-centred episode aired, in which Lisa also takes centre stage as the brother-hindered controversy-struck President of the USA, thanks to a strange Indian telling the story of Bart’s bleak, debtful (debtful, is that even a word?) future, in what is called one of the worst ever episodes of the show. Meanwhile, Homer and Marge try to find treasure from a former President.

Another 5 years prior, we endeavored into another Lisa story, and more future-telling as we saw Lisa’s Wedding And we go even further back in time (unlike the episodes featured in this post) to the Tracey Ullman era of most of 1989 as Bart’s Bathtime turned into a house insurance disaster.

2010 has come and gone…and Homer still hasn’t taken advantage of the extra screen space to add the extensions.
Attention, all officers, we have been apparently captured by a large yellow, amorphous creature who appears to have some sort of bubble-cannon ability.

And now, we’ll go back in time even further, but then forwards again. It was on this date the late Patrick McGoohan, who voiced the mysterious Number 6 in “The Computer Wore Menace Shoes“, was born. And later in 1947, Glenn Close, famous for voicing (partly) the late Mona Simpson, was born. Additionally, in 2002, the comic compilation Simpsons Comics Unchained was published on this date.

And that’s it for a Throwback Thursday, which I’m pretty sure beats last week in length, but, looking at next week, won’t beat that. See you next time for a birthday and sadness-fuelled Throwback Thursday.

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